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#273 of 825 Update on 2007 Focus by mmj2
Jan 17, 2010 (6:09 pm)
I had a second repair job done on my Ford Focus for transmission problems in July 2009. The transmission was shifting on the upwards side and then winding up high rpms then clunking down into a lower gear. The tranmission light came on. On the second time we had the car repaired, it took about 4 weeks total. This is a long time for someone to wait who may be dependent on the one car but we had two other cars for our transportaion needs. The dealer was considering replacing the full transmission but later said they detemined that an overhaul would work. That was in July and by the first week in August 2009 I got it back fully repaired. The car was covered by warrenty in full. Five months have passed and so far so good. No problems in shifting or high rev speed between gears. We are keeping the car for now. If I should have any other issues I will post again.
#274 of 825 Re: 2002 Ford Focus Transmission Repair Instructions [smokifl]
Jan 20, 2010 (11:52 am)
For those who did the repair #76 and #110 is the car STILL working. I have a 2005 and just came up with the same codes. My brother is a mechanic (one of the GOOD ones and thats from others not me and does not work for Ford!!!!) He is willing to do the work but I want to be sure this will fix it or just be able to get it to a shop to fix other problems! I love my car and do not want/can't afford another one. This has been the only problem I have had!
#275 of 825 Re: 2002 Ford Focus Transmission Repair Instructions [merryem]
Jan 21, 2010 (9:47 pm)
merryem, our is fine, no issues at all.
its a cheap fix for a problem that can be realy costly if you go to the "wrong" repair shop.
Scan the codes, follow the easy steps. done.
Note, ours is a 2003, differences in the trannys may be small but there may be differences.
#276 of 825 2003 Focus PO750
Jan 22, 2010 (9:51 pm)
Hi guys. I bought my Focus last year with a new motor, but 110,000 miles. I have driven it a lot since I drive 700 miles every weekend. I was 100 miles from home tonight with my daughter when I was slowing down from 60 coming into town. I was at 40 mph and tried to speed up and it seemed like my car was in neutral. It just rev'd instead of shifting and speeding up. I couldn't get past 40 mph. I stopped at a gas station, put in fuel injection cleaner. Tried to leave and it did the same thing. This time I couldn't get past 30 mph. I went back to the gas station. I randomly called a shop that sounded like someone's "home" business and was close by, since we were in the middle of nowhere, practically!
Luckily for me, on a Friday night, an older gentleman and his wife said they'd open the shop for me if I could get there. He drove it, nothing happened. He put it on the computer and got the PO750. He only charged me $20, which I thankfully paid.
I drove the 100 miles home, at first I couldn't get past 20 mph, so I threw on my hazzards and threw it in neutral then back to drive. I did it 3 times and it finally sped up. I drove 55 home and didn't have much of a problem the rest of the way!
I am hoping to get this solenoid fixed tomorrow. I just wanted to share my store, swear once again I'll never buy a Ford product again (nothing but problems. I've owned 10+ cars, only the Fords have been giving me trouble, and the dealerships are a pain to deal with!! Chevy was always helpful with small things)
Thank you for all the advice in this thread. I'm printing out the codes and the instructions on how to change it and I am PRAYING my dad can do the work tomorrow, or a friend of his. Thank you for this site for helping out the people who are not so mechanic-savvy.
Btw, once the car started running better on the way home, I noticed it FINALLY shifted gear around 55-60 or so. It has NEVER done that! I always thought it was just the way a 4 cylinder ran, since it's the first time I ever owned one. Engine light is still on, from when I got more gas and restarted it... but it runs great.
I guess I should still get it replaced, huh? My luck isn't so good that it just fixed itself. I wish it was.
#277 of 825 Re: 2003 Focus PO750 [kristi_m]
Jan 23, 2010 (5:20 am)
Hi kristi...lol no they don't just fix themselves.
Sorry to hear of your highway turmoil.....
It does appear pretty typical for the "A" solenoid issue here.
It's a pretty quick fix and not tooo much $$. Don't take shortcuts and it should go smoothly and you should be running fine for less than $100.
Glad you spotted this forum.
#278 of 825 Re: 2003 Focus PO750 [dno36]
Jan 23, 2010 (8:38 am)
Thanks, Dean. My dad's repair guy works on the side and told him he could do it on Tuesday, but since it's the solenoid, they're only $50 and he'd replace both. Both? Should I have him replace "both in there" to keep from another going out or just the one that's bad? I just don't want to pay another $50 if I don't have to. He did say he has to order it because he did a Focus with the same problem and Ford only had one....
I'm trying to call a few more people, but being Saturday, not sure who could spare an hour or two. Thanks for your help. I don't trust dad's friend since I always have to take it back a 2nd time when he fixes it. Ha. Sheesh.
Btw, I called the Ford dealer, Napa, AutoZone... no one has one in stock. You'd think with all the problems, they'd have some. I have no clue who else to call.
#279 of 825 Re: add to #156 & 159 [dno36]
Jan 23, 2010 (9:11 am)
A question for all those Ford techs:
why would my a/t focus 2003 w/split port engine would jerk repitedly and hesitate for first several minutes of driving when the engine is cold. It happens only in drive and reverse when giving gas and really doesn't act up every day. No codes present and lights illuminated ever. Trans fluid level and condition ok, it was serviced 2 years ago along w/Ford genuine fluid and filter.
Please help srtuggling Honda tech.
#280 of 825 Re: 2002 Ford Focus Transmission Repair Instructions [dno36]
Jan 23, 2010 (5:24 pm)
Ok so we replaced solenoid A and solenoid E the car shifted down the block turned around and now the O/D light is blinking and the shifting has stopped. Now we get code #0751 and the shift solenoid A mechanical or hydraulic performance code?
What now? Once again my brother IS a certified mechanic! And he tells me NO mistakes were made. Should we try and replace another solenoid?
PLEASE HELP I LOVE MY LITTLE ORANGE CAR!!!!!
#281 of 825 2001 ford focus transmission
Jan 24, 2010 (2:04 pm)
I have a 2001Ford focus.My transmission quit! I left my driveway and went about 200 yards and it just plain quit going. Does anyone have any ideas?
#282 of 825 Re: 2001 ford focus transmission [bubba6213]
Jan 24, 2010 (8:01 pm)
Sounds like a major failure...Pump...etc.